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Funeral of three Cork brothers to be held today

The twins will be buried in a separate location to their older brother.

Image: Niall Carson via Press Association Images

THE FUNERALS OF the three O’Driscoll brothers will be held in Cork today.

The bodies of nine-year-old twins, Thomas and Paddy, were found at their home in Charleville last Thursday evening.

Their brother Jonathan (21) took his own life after an apparent murder-suicide, he was discovered some 15km away beside a river in Buttevant.

Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects to the O’Driscoll family yesterday evening – as the bodies of the three brothers were taken to the Holy Cross Church in Charleville, where they remained overnight.

The funeral mass will be held at midday today at the Holy Cross Church in Charleville.

Twins Paddy and Thomas will be laid to rest in the nearby Holy Cross cemetery.

Jonathan will be buried separately at 3pm in Kilmallock Cemetery in Limerick.

Thomas and Paddy are believed to have been stabbed at their home in Charleville by their brother Jonathan, and were discovered by another brother.

Gardaí say no-one else is being sought in connection with the three deaths.

Father Tom Naughton, who has been counselling the O’Driscoll family, said the close-knit community had been “shocked right through”.

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